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​You Can't Always Get What You Want

This song is by Patti Austin and appears on the album Sound Advice (2011).

I saw her today at the reception
She had a glass of wine in her hand
I knew she was gonna meet her connection
And at her feet there was her footloose man

You can't always get what you want
I said you can't always get what you want
You know you can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you might find
You get what you need, yeah
Get what you need

You know I went down to the demonstration
Just to get my fair share of abuse
Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration
And if we don't we're gonna blow a fifty amp fuse"

You can't always get what you want
I said you can't always get what you want
You know you can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need, oh yeah baby
You just might get what you need

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
I was trying to get your prescription filled
I was standing in line with Mr Jimmy
And man, did he look pretty ill

We decided that we were gonna have a soda
My favorite flavor, cherry red
I sung my little song to Mr Jimmy
And he said one word to me, and that was "Dead"

You can't always get what you want
I said you can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find, you get what you need, yeah
You just might get what you need

You know I saw her today at the reception
In her glass there was a bleeding man
She was practiced at the art of deception
I could tell by, I could tell by her blood-stained hands

You can't always get what you want
You know you can't always get what you want
I said you cannot always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need

You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want

You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need
You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need

You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need
You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need

You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need
You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need

You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need
You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need

But if you try sometimes
You just might find
You get what you need now, yeah
You might get
You might get what you need, yeah

Sing it with me children, one more time

You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need
You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need

You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need
You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need

You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need
You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need

You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need
You can't get what you want
Just might get what you need

Well, if you try sometimes
You just might find
You get what you need
You might get what you need